"Information sought is not available”: MHA claims to have destroyed all records when asked total number of Surveillance orders

IFF had filed six RTI applications with the Ministry of Home Affairs seeking data  on the electronic surveillance authorised by the government. Despite initially denying the information on the grounds of national security and threat to a person’s life, the government was ordered to re-adjudicate our request for information by the Central Information Commission. Upon reconsidering the matter, the government now claims that it cannot provide the information because it simply does not have it.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/information-sought-is-not-available-mha-claims-to-have-destroyed-all-records-when-asked-total-number-of-surveillance-orders/

This is the old tactic they have been using to deny rti requests on Surveillance. Kindly ask the order for deleting such records or any other order which led to its deletion.

I appreciate your work. Its been long RTI Application i have been eagerly waiting their evasive reply.

Keep doing the same.